Communications goes green? Not yet. Blog 6/23/2008 Post a comment At NXTComm last week, I met with Edna Conway, Sr. Director of Advanced Compliance and Social Responsibility (quite a title), and I had my first glimpse into exactly what 'green' means to Cisco--and what it doesn't mean to many.
Commentary: Cadence-Mentor: facts vs. emotions Blog 6/19/2008 2 comments Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s offer for Mentor Graphics is generating strong emotions in the electronic design automation market but Mentor Graphics' directors must base their final decision on the financial merits and disadvantages of the offer.
Beating mobile Web's catch-22 Blog 6/16/2008 Post a comment Providing a Web-like experience via mobile is leaving content providers struggling to provide rich content quickly, harried by wireless considerations and a tangle of devices and networks.
Achronix takes a new approach to FPGA startup problems Blog 6/12/2008 Post a comment Achronix Semiconductor Corp.'s founder and CEO says the start-up has adopted a new approach in dealing with customers in the FPGA market in a bid to avoid the high-failure rate new entrants into the sector have experienced as old business management processes fail to keep pace with rapid changes in technology developments.
Commentary: Moore's vs. Newton's Laws Blog 6/9/2008 1 comment While Moore's Law liberates electronics engineers, Newton's Laws are a constraining reality for their colleagues in other disciplines, Planet Analog site editor Bill Schweber concedes.
Indicted Blog 6/5/2008 Post a comment Cocaine, ecstasy, and stock option backdating don't mix, decided the U.S. Attorney's office as they pulled the rug out from under the playboy former chief executive of Broadcom.
Ozmo enters ultra-low power fray Blog 6/3/2008 Post a comment In wireless, competition is always a moving target and for the applications Ozmo is targeting (mice, keyboards, headsets etc.) plain vanilla Bluetooth is something of a paper tiger as well.
Addressing the 'cool' engineer Blog 6/2/2008 Post a comment Now I know that this is a site that is dedicated to helping you do your work and I think it does a mighty fine job at providing the type of content you need. Once in a while, however, I run across information that you might not need today--but that you really would like to have--or something that's downright fun.
Uncommon Market: Who leads Infineon, and where? Blog 6/2/2008 Post a comment It was oh-so predictable. The speculation that Infineon's leader Wolfgang Ziebart would go - being fed by whispering sources inside the company - had reached a level that could not be endured. According to those sources, quoted anonymously in the local German press, Ziebart had been too slow to offload Infineon's memory maker Qimonda and that eventually led to the clash between Ziebart and the company's supervisory board.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments